Immigration Economics

ECON 980U
George Borjas
T 9:45am-11:45am
There has been a resurgence of large-scale international migration in the past few decades. This course explores the economic determinants and consequences of these population flows. Specific topics include the study of how immigrants are non-randomly selected from the population of the countries of origin, the measurement and implications of economic assimilation in the receiving country, the impact of the flows on the labor markets of both receiving and sending countries, and the calculation of the economic benefits from immigration. This is a junior tutorial.